Martina Devlin

Author and journalist Martina Devlin has written 10 books. Her latest, Truth & Dare, is a short story collection in which she brings to life some of the women who shaped Ireland - from Maud Gonne to Countess Markievicz to Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. Her novels include About Sisterland, set in the future in a world ruled by women and The House Where It Happened, about Ireland's last witchcraft trial. Her work has won a number of prizes including the Royal Society of Literature's VS Pritchett Memorial Prize and a Hennessy Literary Prize, while she has been shortlisted three times for the Irish Book Awards. She writes a weekly current affairs column for the Irish Independent and has been named National Newspapers of Ireland commentator of the year. She is a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin researching Somerville and Ross.

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